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Today's post is inspired by this airy loft apartment with an envy inducing view. Â A careful balance of cool tones and subtle warmth, the overall feeling reflected is an "Urban Oasis". Â To replicate this mood, we started with a beautiful marble named Arabescato Vagli that is now available at Stone Masters. Â The stone's white background with dark gray veining achieves the simple yet statement making look that the inspiration image pulls off so well. Â The Pietra Onyx floor tiles (also available by Stone Masters) draw upon the lighter veins in the marble, and are a near match to the floors in the picture. Â We chose to pair the stone and tile with warm cherry cabinetry to help keep the room from looking too cold, and selected a raised panel door which provides nice character to otherwise streamlined surfaces. Â A sleek precision Blanco sink is a play on the linear architecture showcased by the city skyline view. Â Final touches such as a goose neck Luxart Faucet in oil rubbed bronze finish are a nod to the wall sconces shown and lend a curve to soften the space. Â Top Knobs drawer pulls in a rustic finish from the Chateau Collection serve a similar purpose. Â Why not add a linen curtain the color of a blue-gray sky to add natural texture, or paint a nearby wall in ocean blue to really make your room feel like an oasis? Â Come in to Stone Masters today and let inspiration strike!

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Today's Frequently Asked Questions Friday post is dedicated to Appliances. Â There are many things to consider when planning your new countertop project, but an often neglected thought is what to do with existing or new appliances. Â The first choice to consider is existing appliances. Â Are they still in good condition or were you thinking of replacing them in a year anyway? Â While your old countertops are removed, you have an opportunity to replace and update existing appliances. Â While dishwashers are almost always a standard 24" width (and can easily be substituted later down the road), things such as a cooktop are offered in a variety of dimensions and therefore are far more difficult to replace once your new granite has been installed. Â Aside from the ease of switching them out at this time, updating old appliances with your counters goes a long way in making your overall kitchen look modern and new. Â If you are already planning on purchasing new appliances, the most important thing is to make sure that they will be onsite and in place for when we come to your home to take digital measurements (template). Â We want to be able to capture every detail about the appliances so that your counters are a perfect fit! Â And the last thing to remember is that the re-connection of your appliances is your responsibility as our installer's are only trained and certified to safely and accurately install stone counters.

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